8 Multi-Tasking Beauty Products for Gals On-The-Go

We asked a few professional makeup artists and stylists to name their favorite products that cover more than one objective. Many can be found at your local pharmacy. The following items do double and triple duty, making them great for an active lifestyle.

Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics Lip Tar, $15

Lip Tar combines the lasting effect of lipstick with the easy glide of a gloss. It stains the lips, creating longwear. A little goes a long way and, once on, this isn’t going anywhere. The products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.


Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, $2.99

This polish does exactly what it says. It’s hard as nails, resists chips and wears extremely well. Finish it with Sally Hansen Nail Shine Miracle Top Coat and you’ll have the perfect application that you won’t have to touch-up later! The line consists of 30 shades and is toluene, DBP, and formaldehyde free.

St. Ives Skin Renewing Collagen Elastin Lotion, $4.79

Recommended by Jojo McCarthy, who works with ladies like Cheryl Burke, this lotion hydrates while firming and improving the appearance of skin. It’s formaldehyde-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free too.

COVERGIRL LipPerfection™ Lipcolor, $7

This lipstick sustains moisture levels and stays put all day. A jet-set publicist said it outlasts all her expensive department store, long-wearing lipsticks, staying on all day and well into the night.

L. Erickson Ponytail Holders, set of ten $10.00

Soft yet durable, L. Erickson somehow created a ponytail holder that holds hair securely in place without pulling or breaking the hair.  These go in easily and keep the hair in place without having to wrap them super tight. If a ponytail holder can be extraordinary, then here it is.

MAC Cremeblend Blush, $20

A makeup artist wears this to the gym and says it stays on through her toughest workouts. You never know who you might run into…

Rusk Multi 12 in 1 Miracle Treatment, $13 

Kendall Hamilton, L.A.’s over-the-top stylist, recommends this to clients. It delivers 12 benefits in one bottle.  Detangles, smoothes, controls frizz, moisturizes, strengthens, adds body and more.


Trader Joe’s Lavender Salt Scrub, $5.97

An item that a famous actress from “Friend’s” favors, this scrub is a great exfoliator that contains green tea, sea salt, safflower, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and apricot kernel oil. It allows you to exfoliate while hydrating the skin with natural oils. It absorbs quickly, so you can skip the lotion after the shower.